In 2010, we conducted research about providing ABA services to adults. We came to the conclusion, that much of the research was done in the seventies, but that hardly any research was done in this and the current century. Even more so what was difficult, was finding out how many adults diagnosed, who could highly benefit from ABA, are not receiving ABA services. Most of the agencies do not provide these services.
ASPIRE-ABA Center Europe wants to make sure that these people are also being helped. Our professionally trained staff, helps prevent and de-escalate aggressive behaviors. Adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability and ADHD, can contact us for services.
The problem generally starts in the childhood itself, but some adults do not recognise it at that time. Sometimes, they recognize it when their child becomes diagnosed.
Formal instruction sessions may be held, but the employment of naturalistic teaching and the capitalization on incidental learning opportunities are preferred for day-to-day learning and to increase the likelihood of generalization. The skills will be mainly taught in an incidental manner, as this has been shown to be more effective and better assimilated by individuals with barriers to learning.
Effective ABA intervention for ASD is not a one size fits all approach and should never be viewed as a canned set of programs or drills. On the contrary, a skilled Behaviorist customizes the intervention to each learner’s skills, needs, interests, preferences and family situation. For these reasons, an ABA program for one learner will look different than a program for another learner. That said, quality ABA programs for learners with ASD have the following in common: